SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - March 4

Here's your weekly update on the latest thought leadership, networking events and training with SIG. 

SAP Ariba Live Sustainability Summit

Join sustainability experts and practitioners, including SIG’s CEO Dawn Tiura, at SAP Ariba Live on April 1-3 in Austin, to discover new tools, technologies, and resources to strengthen sustainability programs. .

This Month at SIG

This month our clocks spring forward and most of us gain an extra hour of daylight. To make the most of that extra hour, consider attending a networking event, thought leadership webinar or exploring SIG’s new research partnership with Everest Group.

SIG University Open Enrollment

Join your classmates from over 200 companies representing 17 countries at SIG University! SIG U's online certification programs are developed by practitioners, subject-matter experts and academics to equip working professionals with best and emerging practices. Enroll by March 15 to save 15%! Classes start on April 15th.

Join SIG for the Midwestern Regional SIGnature Event

The Midwestern Regional SIGnature Event will take place on March 6 at the beautiful Minneapolis Central Library downtown. The speakers include industry heavy hitters such as Nancy Brooks, Vice President of Procurement Commercial Office with Best Buy; Rohan Ranadive, SVP, Head Intelligent Automation at BB&T; Linda Tuck Chapman of Ontala; Shirley Hung, a Vice President with Everest Group; Clare Horn, Process Excellence Lead of Virtual Operations; and Dawn Tiura the President and CEO of SIG. Register now to enjoy this full-day of thought leadership and networking. This is a free event for buy-side attendees and we encourage you to bring your whole team! Visit our website for more information.

Workforce Transformation – Procurement’s Role in Total Talent Management, presented by Hays Talent

The world of work has fundamentally changed and talent scarcity has become the norm in all industries. As companies strive to optimize their workforces, they’re finding that balancing talent demand with many sources of supply has become increasingly difficult. Leading organizations are concluding it is time for a new “talent forward” strategy to manage the entire workforce.

Latest Future of Sourcing Articles

Laurence Cook gives insight into why CFOs across Europe are now looking to their procurement teams to support their companies’ business growth strategies and be so much more than just a back-office function. 

Conor Quarry is our latest star to be featured in the "Rising Stars of Sourcing" series. This series strives to feature individuals likely to have a lasting impact on the sourcing industry.

Peer2Peer Inquiries

The SIG Peer2Peer program allows members to crowdsource best practices on topics specific to their needs. Members can leverage the experience of other industry professionals by posing questions to the greater SIG community on issues they are facing within their organization. Below are the latest inquiries that you are invited to respond to. If you're not a SIG member, submit your response to Mary Zampino:

Market Intelligence on Helium Gas

Lend your expertise to a member seeking market intelligence, specifically, what is the market for Helium (gas) like today and going forward?


Supplier Contract Execution Process

Give your insight to a member from the finance and insurance industry who is looking to simplify their contract execution process.

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Hailey Corr, Content Manger

Hailey is the Content Manager for Future of Sourcing and Marketing Associate at SIG. She is also SIG’s in-house yoga instructor for the Global Executive Summits. Hailey’s professional background includes sales, data analytics, social media marketing and customer relations.  Hailey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.